Wade Hampton Statue, Columbia, SC
Wade Hampton Statue, Columbia, SC
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Business Climate in South Carolina

South Carolina has attracted an impressive roster of major employers including Boeing, BMW, Monster.com, Google, GE Energy and Michelin. Top industries in South Carolina include auto manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, and transportation and logistics. The Port of Charleston is among the busiest U.S. seaports. Colleges and universities include the University of South Carolina and Clemson. South Carolina beaches and some 400 golf courses make it a year-round outdoor recreation destination.


Facts & Stats

Major announcements in 2012 resulted in more than 14,100 jobs and close to $4 billion in new investment.


South Carolina by the Numbers